A Straight Line Bending New and Selected Poems

Gathered together in this volume are over two hundred and fifty poems from Anthony Castro.

Author: Anthony Castro


ISBN: 1936343819

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

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Gathered together in this volume are over two hundred and fifty poems from Anthony Castro. Included are his first published poems from Manhattan Quarterly when he was an emerging poet, to his most recent songs. Throughout his eminent career, Castro has experimented with different forms and styles, even creating an innovative form in 89 blinks that recognizes the inherent duality of all things while drawing the reader into an intimacy with the poem's experience. Anthony Castro seeks to see reality and show the world as it is. "He celebrates the uniqueness of people and allows into his songs the sublime, the sad and the proximity of death-in life, along with a joy of language, a delight in humor and recognition of the holiness of love."

At Times

New and Selected Poems Brooke Horvath ... I have used it to cut mat boards, to get a straight line started when cutting drywall. ... I am still adjusting—to loss, to living life on the square, to going straight.

Author: Brooke Horvath

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609809843

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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Over thirty years of poems from an American poet in the spirit of Alan Dugan and Nelson Algren's Chicago: City on the Make. "At times . . . I wanted to be a poet." A fittingly sly and humble epigraph for this half- a- lifetime's worth of sly and humble, and also lyrical and joyous, poems. From the first poem in the collection, "The Woman in the Peter Pan Collar," in which the poet examines an old photograph of his mother, searching for clues, to the last, "Rainouts," in which he beseeches the Lord to let his own death take place on the sort of day that strands baseball games mid-inning, leaving "all final decisions happily deferred," Brooke Horvath is always intimate, never rhetorical or bland. This is poetry not just for the sake of poetry, but poetry as a way of life, of engaging with the world. Like the works of Alan Dugan or Galway Kinnell, these are poems of the everyday and, when read slantwise, of what lies beyond. The whole collection, in fact, is imbued with the wily double meaning of the final couplet from "What in the World Were We Thinking Of?"--"It was a day when nothing happened / that we will find worth remembering."

Paper Aeroplane

Selected Poems 1989–2014 Simon Armitage. awaited a pulse. The turnpike of a branch bent slowly back to shape across the trail. Up high, a treetop craned its ... Then sat up straight – alive. Unharmed, in fact. In fact untouched.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571310685

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come. Now, twenty-five years on, Simon Armitage's reputation as one of the nation's most original, most respected and best-loved poets seems secure. Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989-2014 is the author's own selection from across a quarter-century of work, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work. Drawing upon all of his award-winning poetry collections, including Kid, Book of Matches, The Universal Home Doctor and Seeing Stars, this generous selection provides an essential gathering of this most thrilling of poets, and is key reading for students and general readers alike.

Forest of Eyes

Selected Poems of Tada Chimako Chimako Tada. Perhaps the reason the earth is round is because it is surrounded by paths. Start traveling in a straight line and go as far as you can, and you will return to the same spot.

Author: Chimako Tada


ISBN: 9780520260511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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"The publisher gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Joan Palevsky Literature in Translation Endowment Fund of the University of California Press Foundation."

Coming in to Land

Selected Poems 1975-2015 Andrew Motion. THE LIFE OF HARRY PATCH 'The Last Fighting Tommy' 1. A curve is a straight line caught bending and this one runs under the kitchen window where the bright eyes of your mum and dad might flash any ...

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062644091

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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From England’s former Poet Laureate, a collection of selected poetry spanning his celebrated career, presented for the first time by an American publisher Andrew Motion has said, “I want my writing to be as clear as water. I want readers to see all the way through its surfaces into the swamp." Though the territory of his exploration may be murky and mired—the front lines of war, political entanglements, romantic longing, and human suffering—Motion’s conversational tone and lyrical style make for clear, bold poems that speak to contradictions at the heart of the human condition. Whether underground in an urban metro, in the poet’s home, on the steps leading up to Anne Frank’s annex, or wading in the Norfolk broads, Motion’s richly imagined landscapes contain unspoken mysteries underneath the poet’s candor. In the tradition of English pastoral poetry that includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and William Wordsworth, these poems skate over sweeping empires and plumb emotional depths, settling in a meditative, understated register. As an introduction to one of England’s most lauded living poets, English Elegies offers a moving depiction of this writer’s career as a chronicler of modernity’s pitfalls and triumphs.

New Collected Poems

It's like a train flashing at two hundred miles an hour blowing the birds from the hedges and bending the iron rails . ... It crosses the bare floor like a single moonbeam and lies in a straight line on its exhausted paws .

Author: Iain Crichton Smith

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822036642577

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 546

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Collected poems first published in Great Britain in 1992 by Carcanet Press.

Sassoon s Heart Beatings the Collected Poetry of Elias Sassoon

PERSIA 1000 B.C. NEW YORK 1993 Steps taken slowly, connected primordially, concocted greedily. ... Civilizations borrowing, civilizations stealing, bending, twisting. ... Only the illusion of the straight line veering upward.

Author: Elias Sassoon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557432899

Category: Poetry

Page: 262

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There are fifteen chapters in this book of poetry. In each chapter there are appropriately 20 to 25 poems. The chapters topics include ones exploring self, humor, places I’ve been, early youth, relationships with my father and mother, one on ravings, another on death, and another on personalities from work, among others. Here is one poem of the many: CHILD COUNTINGCounting now.Today putting the digits together.One, two, three, four, six.No says the teacher, wrong says the teacher.One, three, four, five, six.No says the teacher, wrong says the teacher.One, two, four, five, six.Wrong again says the teacher.The boy looks at the teacher.The boy says to the teacher.It doesn't matter at all ever.The teacher looks at the boy.The teacher says.One, two, three, four, five, six.The close of another school day.

Lift Off

New and Selected Poems, 1961-2001 Herschel Silverman. ***** nite train going around a curve lined with trees a curved train to Perryville Maryland to carry me away from my Love a nitemare train bending the straight line of my mind O ...

Author: Herschel Silverman

Publisher: Water Row Press

ISBN: UOM:39015061327923

Category: Beats (Persons)

Page: 189

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Collected Poems 1912 1944

... but one alert , all blue and wet , I flung myself , an arrow's flight , straight upward through the blue of night ... lost from the tangled fern and brake , that lines the upper shelf of land , perhaps a goddess or a nymph might so ...

Author: Hilda Doolittle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811209717

Category: Poetry

Page: 629

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Gathers poems from each period of Hilda Doolittle's career and includes background information on her major works

The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction

... Sketches and Tales; Anecdotes; Select Extracts from New and Expensive Works; Poetry, and Original and Selected; ... not in a straight line , but bending like a cres . the proud character they thus early acqu cent , placing the ...

Author: Thomas Byerly


ISBN: CHI:74717074



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E Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake

Collected Poems and Selected Prose E. Pauline Johnson Carole Gerson, Veronica Jane Strong-Boag ... them against ' bow - legged ' or ' knock - kneed ' deformity , training his feet to keep a straight line , neither ' toeing ' in or out .

Author: E. Pauline Johnson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802084974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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The first complete collection of all of E. Pauline Johnson's known poems, many painstakingly culled from newspapers, magazines, and archives, along with a selection of her prose, including fiction, journalism, and discussions of gender and race.

A New Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Exempt from sin ; certain : the old derivation from sine , without , innocent . and cera , wax , is now generally ... The fore part of the head . bend in and out . ... ( out . plied incorrectly or fancifully to a straight line . ] ...

Author: Joseph Emerson Worcester


ISBN: UIUC:30112118813911

Category: English language

Page: 688

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Collected Poems

Flowing , flowing , Or in sweet curves bending On the firm hard sand ; Their bodies are burned dark To apricot and ... sweet air ; Sometimes in a flowering cross , its straight lines broken By their wrists or ankles , in flower upon its ...

Author: Sacheverell Sitwell


ISBN: STANFORD:36105036773112


Page: 593

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Deer on the High Hills

Selected Poems Iain Crichton Smith John Greening. THE SCREAM The scream rips through the ... It crosses the bare floor like a single moonbeam and lies in a straight line on its exhausted paws. THE NOSE (after Gogol) The nose went away ...

Author: Iain Crichton Smith

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781800170957

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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Growing up on the Isle of Lewis, Iain Crichton Smith spoke only Gaelic until he was five. But at school in Bayble and then Stornoway, everything had to be in English. Like many islanders before and since, his culture is divided: two languages, two histories entailing exile, a central theme of his poetry. His divided perspective sharply delineates the tyranny of history and religion, of the cramped life of small communities; it gives him a tender eye for the struggle of women and men in a world defined by denials. Deer on the High Hills: Selected Poems includes forty years' work and proves that big themes - love, history, power, submission, death - can be addressed without the foil of irony and acquire resonance when given a local habitation and a voice that risks pure, impassioned speech. Editor John Greening provides indexes, a preface and an essay on the life and work of this important poet.

Landscape Nature and the Sacred in Byzantium

... boundary-making and topia's geometries could also turn into poetry, or rather into 'geometrical poems'. ... East until reaching a certain marker, bending, in turn, back toward the North, it goes down in a straight line arriving at a ...

Author: Veronica della Dora

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107139091

Category: History

Page: 306

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Explores Byzantine perceptions of creation and different types of natural environments, and the principles underpinning such perceptions.

The Pattern of Hardy s Poetry

... parting-line on a head of black hair, diminishing and bending away on the furthest horizon (p. 8). The poem is “The Roman Road”: The Roman Road runs straight and bare As the pale parting-line in hair Across the heath. ... (Collected ...

Author: Samuel Hynes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469650180

Category: Poetry

Page: 205

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The pattern in Hardy's poetry is the eternal conflict between irreconcilables that was, for him, the first principle, and indeed the only principle, of universal order. Hynes analyzes this pattern as it is manifested in the philosophical context of the poems, their structure, diction, and imagery. Originally published in 1961. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Twentieth century American Nature Poets

Author: J. Scott Bryson

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130573699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 462

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This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here. 01


And after its curve conforms to the compass, even when parched under the sun it will not become straight again, because the steaming and bending have made it a certain way. Likewise, when wood comes under the ink-line, it becomes ...

Author: Xunzi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169316

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi presents a more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton’s translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before. This edition features an introduction, a timeline of early Chinese history, a list of important names and terms, cross-references, explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.